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Bridge to Faculty Research Scholar - Pharmacy Practice

University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, Illinois
Commensurate with experience
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Dec 15, 2021

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The College of Pharmacy at the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) invites applications for a Bridge to Faculty Research Scholar position in the Department of Pharmacy Practice starting August 16, 2022.

Program Goals:

The Bridge to Faculty Research Scholars program seeks to advance diversity among our faculty by encouraging the recruitment, retention, and promotion of outstanding scholars from different backgrounds, with an emphasis on attracting individuals from groups who have been historically underrepresented in science. The goal of this program is to recruit, mentor, and support the transition of outstanding candidates from postdoctoral Research Scholar to research active, tenure track faculty members. In addition to mentorship within the Department of Pharmacy Practice, the Bridge to Faculty Research Scholar will participate in a cohort-based mentoring experience through the UIC Office of the Vice Provost for Diversity, where they will have the opportunity to meet other Bridge to Faculty Scholars. Successful scholars may be appointed for a second postdoctoral year. After completing the 2-year program, successful postdoctoral scholars, with department approval, may have the opportunity to transition to a tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor starting in the 2024-2025 academic year.

Located in downtown Chicago, UIC is a comprehensive, urban, public, Research 1 university and among the nation’s top five most diverse campuses with a strong tradition of support for difference and equality.

The College of Pharmacy at UIC, with campuses in Chicago and Rockford, is the #1 college of pharmacy in the state of Illinois and the #7 college in the US by US News & World Report. More information about the College ( and Department of Pharmacy Practice ( is available online.


The ideal candidate’s research will be focused on advancing translational or applied pharmacy practice research including but not limited to drug metabolism, pharmacodynamics, pharmacogenomics/personalized medicine, pharmacokinetics, health services, biobehavioral science, health disparities and equity, and dissemination and implementation science.  The selected candidate will work with established faculty to develop an independent and competitive research program. As a Bridge to Faculty Research Scholar, duties will include conducting research projects, authoring peer-reviewed manuscripts, submitting for extramural grant funding, and preparing a detailed research plan. The postdoctoral scholar will engage in mentored teaching experiences, including co-teaching classes in the undergraduate or the professional PharmD curriculum.


Applicants must possess a doctoral degree in the health sciences (PharmD, MD, or Ph.D.) and have significant research experience. Postdoctoral research training or fellowship is preferred. This is a full-time position including a competitive salary and benefits package. Qualified candidates must be legally eligible for employment in the United States.

Screening of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Applications may only be submitted via the university’s online application system at:

Applications must include all the following:

Cover letter of interest

Curriculum Vitae

Statement of research focus

Names and contact information of three references must be entered directly into the online application.

A writing sample (publication or dissertation proposal/chapter)


For more information regarding the Bridge to Faculty Research Scholar position, please contact Robert J. DiDomenico, PharmD via email (

UIC is an EOE including Disability/Vets.

The University of Illinois conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. You may visit for more information.

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